Who we are

Our Board

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Rhoderick Grivas
Non-Executive Chairman
BSc (Geology), MAusIMM

Rhod Grivas is a geologist with over 30 years' resource industry experience, including 20+ years ASX listed company board experience.

He is currently a Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed Golden Mile Resources Limited, Non-Executive Director of AIM listed Lexington Gold Limited and was previously Managing Director of ASX and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) listed gold miner Dioro Exploration NL, where he oversaw the discovery and development of a gold resource through feasibility into production.

Rhod is committed to bringing Andromeda’s premium kaolin deposits into production and to building long-term relationships that enable our customers to produce premium products and clean technologies far into the future.

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James Marsh
Managing Director
BSc (Hons), MAusIMM

James Marsh is a highly qualified kaolin specialist with more than 30 years’ industrial minerals experience, including notable, senior technical and marketing roles with two global market leaders.

With experience at all levels of the industry from laboratory development through to market listing, James has been instrumental in developing new applications and markets for kaolin around the world.

James spent fifteen years working as Technical Manager for Imerys Minerals, the world leader in industrial minerals with a focus on kaolin, where he successfully assisted in developing and commercialising several new grades from projects around the world.

He then worked for nine years with Minerals Corporation in Australia as Marketing and Technical Director commercialising kaolin products from Australia and China, and setting up a global network for sales and distribution.

James then spent seven years as Business Development Manager for Active Minerals International, a worldwide leader in the production and marketing of kaolin and attapulgite minerals.

Uniquely qualified in all aspects of the kaolin industry, James is passionate about leveraging his experience to deliver a world-class industrial minerals business.

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Joseph Ranford
Executive Operations Director
BEng (Mining), MBA, Grad Dip (Business Management), FAusIMM, GAICD, WA 1st Class Mine Manager.

Joe Ranford is a mining engineer with 25 years’ senior management experience across both domestic and international mining companies. Joe has significant experience bringing mining operations into production within sensitive communities and considerable knowledge of the South Australian mining approval process and stakeholder landscape. Most recently, he held the role as Chief Operating Officer for Nordic Gold Inc., a Canadian based company which was the previous owner of the Laiva Gold Mine in Finland, where he re-established mining operations and brought the project back into production from care and maintenance.

Prior to his role at Nordic Gold Inc, Joe was Operations Manager for Terramin Australia Limited where he managed all operational and technical aspects of the Angas Zinc mine and championed the evaluation and approval processes for the Bird in Hand Gold Project

Joe is focused on bringing the deposits of the Great White Kaolin Project on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula project into production. Growing up in the region, Joe has genuine understanding and respect for the local community and wants to continue building partnerships based on creating shared value.

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Andrew Shearer
Non-Executive Director
B.SC (Geology), Hons. (Geophysics), MBA

Andrew has been involved in the mining and finance industries for 20 years. Coupled with geoscience and finance qualifications he has experience from exploration through to production. A Non-Executive Director with Andromeda, Andrew also holds company director positions with Investigator Resources and Resolution Minerals.

Andrew has been exposed to the global resources sector covering micro to mid-cap resources stocks; from exploration to producing companies, across a broad suite of commodities. He has held senior roles in the mining and finance industries with Pac Partners, Phillip Capital, Austock, the South Australian Government, Mount Isa Mines and Glengarry Resources.

Andrew will leverage a strong track-record in mining and finance to bring Andromeda’s valuable deposits into production.

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Melissa Holzberger
Non-Executive Director
LLM Resources Law (Distinction) (Scotland), Dip. Int. Nuclear Law (Hons) (France), LLB (Adel), BA (Adel), GDLP, GAICD, FGIA

Melissa is an experienced director and mining lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in the international energy and resources sector.

Melissa brings a deep understanding of mining projects and operations having previously worked with BHP and Rio Tinto. Her substantial experience extends to highly regulated industries, international commodity trade, corporate ethics, risk and compliance oversight, together with a focus on environment, social and governance (ESG) matters.

Melissa is currently a Non-Executive Director of two ASX-listed companies, Paladin Energy Ltd and Silex Systems Limited.

Melissa holds a Master of Laws in Resources Law (Distinction) from the University of Dundee, Scotland; a Diploma in International Law (Hons) from the University of Montpellier, France; and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Adelaide. In addition, she is a graduate of the University of Oxford’s Leading Sustainable Corporations; a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. In 2006, Ms Holzberger was awarded the Telstra South Australian Young Businesswoman of the Year which recognised her contributions and leadership in the energy, resources and business community.

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Andrea Betti
Company Secretary
BCom, MBA, Grad Dip (Corporate Governance), Grad Dip (Applied Finance and Investment)

Andrea Betti is a corporate governance professional with over 20 years' experience in accounting, corporate governance, finance and corporate banking.

She has acted as Company Secretary for companies in the private and publicly listed sectors. Andrea is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and an associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Andrea is currently a Director of a corporate advisory company based in Perth that provides corporate and other advisory services to publicly listed companies. She has a Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and a Masters of Business Administration.